Glistening Inkcaps Cuttle Pool Credit Nick Wood Flickr

Credit Nick Wood Flickr

Cuttle Pool Lesser Celandine Credit Nick Wood Flickr

Cuttle Pool Lesser Celandine Credit Nick Wood / Flickr

Cuttle Pool Blackthorn blossom Credit Nick Wood Flickr

Credit Nick Wood / Flickr

This peaceful reserve is in a rural area near Knowle.

Location

Off Cuttle Pool Lane
Temple Balsall
West Midlands
B93 0AW

OS Map Reference

SP 202 754
A static map of Cuttle Pool

Know before you go

Size
4 hectares

Access

Off Cuttle Pool Lane

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open all year. Only space to park 1-2 cars in front of gate.

Best time to visit

May to September

About the reserve

This reserve was used for sand and gravel extraction from the 1930’s. It became disused  around 1975 and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust took it over in 2012. The reserve is made up of grassland, woodland and areas of scrub.

What's it like to visit? 

Cuttle Pool nature reserve is a quiet and peaceful place down a rural road and is tricky to find. As there is minimal space to park it can be a tricky reserve to visit. There is pedestrian access and paths are informal. A local group of dedicated volunteers look after the reserve once a month. 

What might you spot? 

The reserves is a good spot for birdwatching with species to look for including buzzard, raven, green and great spotted woodpeckers, common redstart, spotted flycatcher, common and lesser whitethroats, willow warbler, nuthatch, jay and bullfinch. 

Butterflies and moths you might see include small coppers, common blues, burnet moths and painted lady.  

What is there to do here?

 

Contact us

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 024 7630 2912
Contact email: enquiries@wkwt.org.uk

Location map